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Main Title Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance /
Author Obama, Barack.
Publisher Three Rivers Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 71232517
ISBN 1400082773; 9781400082773
Subjects African Americans--Biography ; Racially mixed people--United States--Biography ; Racism--United States ; United States--Race relations
Additional Subjects Obama, Barack
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EKBM  E185.97.O23A3 2004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/06/2007
Edition rev. ed.
Collation xvii, 457 pages ; 21 cm
"Featuring an excerpt from Senator Obama's new book The audacity of hope" [first published 2006]--Cover. Originally published: New York : Times Books, Ã1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey, first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.